Genia banned for a month

Reds scrum-half found guilty of dangerous tackle

Last Updated: 17/03/09 12:18pm

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Genia: guilty of dangerous tackle

Genia: guilty of dangerous tackle

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Queensland Reds scrum-half Will Genia has been suspended for four weeks for a dangerous tackle.

"We're extremely disappointed and we'll consider our options."
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Genia was punished by SANZAR for his tackle on Sharks flanker Keegan Daniel during the Reds' 25-13 victory on March 14.

The ban means Genia will miss three Super 14 matches as the Reds have a bye next weekend.

Genia was cited over an incident in the second half involving a lifting tackle on Daniel and, following a 90-minute hearing Tuesday, SANZAR judicial officer Paul Tully found him guilty of the offence.

"The penalty is consistent with the strong stance the judiciary takes on lifting tackles," Tully said.

Reds coach Phil Mooney said the team was considering appealing the decision.

"We're extremely disappointed and we'll consider our options," Mooney said.

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